Accession Number : ADP005617
Title : X-29 Integrating Advanced Technologies for Tomorrow's Air Combat,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Weeks,Thomas M. ; Pruner,James R.
Report Date : DEC 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : The X-29 Advanced Technology Demonstrator Program is underway and in flight status at NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility. The joint US Air Force, NASA, DARPA, Grumman Aerospace Corporation program is demonstrating a set of advanced airframe technologies for consideration by designers of tomorrows combat aircraft. These technologies are described and preliminary quantitative results are discussed. These technologies are, furthermore, integrated within the X-29 airframe. Tomorrows combat aircraft will require new, integrated technologies and will benefit from the X-29 Integration experience base. The X-29 aircraft is being considered for several potential test bed demonstrations of new equipment and airframe concepts and will serve well in this role to satisfy near term requirements.
Descriptors : *RESEARCH AIRCRAFT, *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *AIRFRAMES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft
Attack and Fighter Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE